Music as Narrative

Mannes School of Music: Music History and Literature

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Music as Narrative

Fall 2021

Taught By: J Y Song

Section: A

CRN: 12569

Credits: 2

Music, in all its forms, is a type of storytelling. In this course, you will examine how storytelling acts as a vital mechanism for expression. By examining works from the Baroque to contemporary periods, you will learn different narrative styles with the goal of sharpening your own playing. Short readings and reflective writing exercises will cement learning. Over the course of the semester, you will work on a project crafting possible narratives in the repertoire you are learning, and making a final live or video performance that reflects your new insights. Ultimately, you will learn how to refine your musical narrative to create a vivid, unforgettable performance. This course fulfills the Graduate Seminar requirement for Mannes MM students.

College: Mannes School of Music (MC)

Department: Music History and Literature (CBMH)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:10pm 7/24/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 450

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021